Preparing for Litigation While Things are Good: Choice of Forum Clauses

Preparing for Litigation While Things are Good: Choice of Forum Clauses

Spring 2014 Article

No one enters into an agreement with the expectation of a lawsuit, but inevitably some agreements will result in lawsuits. Therefore, even if it never becomes necessary, a party to any contract, and particularly an international commercial contract, should consider the potential for litigation while negotiating its contract with any counterparty.

Venture Capital Financing in the United States. A Legal Perspective.

Venture Capital Financing in the United States. A Legal Perspective.

Winter 2013 Article

Venture capital financing (VC) has been one of the main engines of the United States economy, and has substantially contributed to bringing the American economy to the current levels. The majority of companies that have achieved visibility and success over the past 20 years, especially in innovative fields, have obtained venture capital financing.

United States Visa Options for Foreign Businesses

United States Visa Options for Foreign Businesses

Fall 2013 Article

Foreign enterprises conducting business in the US often have the necessity to send their managerial or technical personnel to the United States. These travels may be short trips to attend a trade show or to meet with commercial partners, or may also result in extended periods of stay during which the transferred employees work in the US. In all of these cases, the appropriate visa is always necessary.

The Process of Discovery in U.S. Litigation - and How you Can Prepare for it

The Process of Discovery in U.S. Litigation - and How you Can Prepare for it

Winter 2012 Article

Litigation in the United States has the reputation of being slow, costly, and frustrating for all parties. And it is all of these things. A principal driver of the cost of litigation is the process of discovery, which is the formal process by which adverse parties in litigation must exchange information and documents in order to identify the evidence by which they will prove their case at trial.

Consignment: How to Protect Consigned Assets in the United States

Consignment: How to Protect Consigned Assets in the United States

Summer 2012 Article

The consignment contract is frequent in the United States. In a consignment, the seller (consignor) delivers the goods to the buyer (consignee) for further resale to third parties. The consignor retains title to the goods, which is transferred directly to the third party purchaser upon sale, and does not issue an invoice until the consignee sells the goods.

Collection of Trade Credits in the United States

Collection of Trade Credits in the United States

Spring 2012 Article

The United States acts as a world class, key market and a very important window of opportunity for foreign producers. American consumers appreciate Italian products, especially in the food, fashion and automotive industries. For foreign companies the ability to sell products in a very competitive and selective market is rightly an indicator of the recognition of the quality of their products.

How to Export Food and Alcoholic Beverages From Italy to the United States of America

How to Export Food and Alcoholic Beverages From Italy to the United States of America

Fall 2011 Article

For Italians living abroad it is always nice to find a product from Italy in a corner of the United States of America. Whether it is a wine or food product, it makes no difference as the important thing is that it is Italian. They are happy to find a piece of Italy, but no one wonders what was needed for that piece of Italy to land on a shelf in an American store.